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Poster: KyleMidura Date: Aug 25, 2005 1:35pm
Forum: etree Subject: Editing Software for Mac / Greyspoke Variety

I have recently switched from a PC to a Mac, and i was wondering if anyone could recommend a good wav editor, flac program, and ftp program for Mac. I have a great Greyspoke Variety show waiting in the wings, but I will need the software first

On another topic, I know we can't post Concert DVDs on Archive.org, but I was wondering if anyhone knew of another site on which we might post a concert video

thanks in advance

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Poster: Cabbage Date: Aug 26, 2005 12:14pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Editing Software for Mac / Greyspoke Variety

Glad you saw the light KyleMidura. I switched a couple years ago. I couldn't give my 4 PC's away fast enough.

For free stuff you can use CyberDuck or RBrowser for FTP. Audacity for audio.

I use Sound Studio for recording to my PowerBook. I just like this one feature it has. You can create markers in your long .aiff file and then it will split it into separate .aiff's for each song. You pop those in xACT to make the FLAC's. Then I use R-Name to set the filename to the etree standards.

Amadeus II is also a good cheap audio editor that will allow you to save directly to FLAC.

Wave Editor is a new app that seems pretty good. The new version of Peak 5 looks to be much improved. I haven't tried it yet but version 4 did nothing but crash so it went straight to the trash.

All the apps you can find on macupdate.com

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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: Aug 25, 2005 8:01pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Concert Videos on Archive.org

If the band allows it you can post them here. Here's some other concert videos:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=groovetv

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2005-08-26 03:01:10

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Aug 25, 2005 9:41pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Concert Videos on Archive.org

BTW That'd be in this collection, not LMA: http://www.archive.org/details/opensource_movies

You'd have to be *very clear* about the permission status when you send something, otherwise it could be hung up indefinitely in the curation stage. For that reason, it might be easiest for a band to upload their videos themselves- they can attach their own Creative Commons licenses and such.

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Poster: rainydaybloke Date: Aug 26, 2005 12:53am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Editing Software for Mac / Greyspoke Variety

The audio format most compatible with Macs is .aiff - the same as .wav as far as I can tell. So when you use xAct to decode your flacs and shns, select .aiff as the output. Get xAct at http://www.etree.org/macos.html

Try Sound Studio (www.felttip.com) or Amadeus for editing.

Cyberduck is a good free ftp program.

Have fun!

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Poster: Njff Date: Aug 26, 2005 1:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Editing Software for Mac / Greyspoke Variety

xACT is the all-purpose SHN/FLAC tool for OS X. The developer site seems to have disappeared from the web, but you can find it by searching www.versiontracker.com .

If all you want to do is split a recording into tracks without SBEs, SHNtool is built into xACT. I tend to use CD Spin Doctor (comes with Toast, commercial software) to identify break-points. Audacity is a free alternative: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/mac?lang=en .

It's probably dated now, but you might find the info here helpful: http://homepage.mac.com/machiavel/Text/audio.html .

If memory serves, Apple created AIFF because the old Mac OS (like System 7 and earlier) didn't play well with WAV. But I don't think OS X cares one way or the other.

Popular FTP clients include CyberDuck, Captain FTP, Transmit, Fetch, and RBrowser/Lite. If you've just switched platforms, you may want to poke around a bit to find an option you like. I'd suggest you go to Versiontracker or MacUpdate, do a search for "FTP," and then look at the feature sets and reviews for the various options.